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On Loyalty and LoyaltiesThe Contours of a Problematic Virtue$
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John Kleinig

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199371259

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199371259.001.0001

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(p.128) 7 Limits
On Loyalty and Loyalties

John Kleinig

Oxford University Press

Although sometimes treated as absolute, loyalty generally encompasses certain limits. This chapter explores several factors bearing on those limits: the complementarity of the virtues, Roycean loyalty to loyalty, illegitimate associations, overridden loyalties, proportionality, and associational decline or entropy.

Keywords:   complementarity of the virtues, loyalty to loyalty, proportionality, institutional entropy

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